Washington Snapshot

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 12:02pm

In this Week's Edition of Snapshot: Ways & Means to hold hearing on changes to committee rules; Senate sets deadline to repeal ACA, move closer to tax reform; Treasury requests input on guidance for tax-exempt leases; How Philanthropic is the Trump Cabinet?; in the States - State legislatures face growing revenue and budget challenges; interview - 5 questions with our Executive VP for External Affairs.

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 11:59am

In this Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tuesday kicked off the 115th Congress; the proverbial ball is officially rolling toward tax reform; House and Senate tax-writing committees welcome new members; in the States - NY and DC take action on minimum wage and paid family leave; opinion - nonprofits should push for smart public policy.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 3:50am

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Update on Tax Reform Progression in the Senate; Charitable Giving Coalition Sends Letter to President-elect Trump; Final Chinese Overseas NGO Law Guidelines Released; States Acting to Address Budget Challenges; Princeton Settlement Spawns Copycat Property Tax Exemption Challenge.

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 3:45am

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Ways & Means Republicans to Discuss Tax Reform Details; University Endowments Targeted in New Proposal; House to Consider Spending Bill as Early as Today; Massachusetts Congressman Chosen as Ways & Means Ranking Member; FATF Reviews U.S. Framework for Anti-Laundering & Counter-Terrorism; Paid Leave on Policy Agendas; Minimum Wage Varies Widely Across the Country.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 3:35pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Here Comes Tax Reform!; Levin to Step Down as Ranking Member for Ways & Means; Pelosi Re-Elected as House Minority Leader; Mnuchin Tapped for Treasury Secretary; 1023 and 1023-EZ Applicants Will Now Receive Same Determination Letter; New Government Accounting Rules to Shine a Light on Corporate Tax Breaks.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 3:30pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Updates from the Council; Congressional Leadership Falling into Place; State and Local Election Results; Pennsylvania Legislator Seeks to Legislate Discredited "Overhead Ratio".

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 3:25pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: The Election Results are in... So What Does all of This Mean for Philanthropy; Voters Approve Ballot Measures on Minimum Wage, Campaign Finance; Experience in the States on Caps to Charitable Giving Incentives.

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 3:29pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: The Council Speaks Out on the Value of DAFs; Representative Reichert Looking to Encourage Philanthropy; Foundation Events, Elections and Political Campaign Activity; Michigan Moves Towards Clarifying Property Tax Exemption Standards; Action in the States on Minimum Wage; Declining State Revenues Leading to Spending Cuts; and more!

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 4:51pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Update on Republican Blueprint for Tax Reform; Council Submits Letter to Treasury on Forthcoming DAF Regulations; HUD Proposes New Elevation Requirements in Flood Prone Communities; New Updates on China's Overseas NGO Law and Conference Call This Week; Halloween Edition: Exorcising Expenditure Responsibility; New Report Examines Charitable Deduction for Non-itemizers; and more!

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 3:41pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Dynamic Scoring Released for Clinton, Trump Tax Plans; Treasury Department Eases Restrictions on Grantmaking to Cuba; HUD Lifts Up Philanthropic, International Partnerships; Princeton Settles Property Tax Challenge, Legislation Continues; Proposed Changes from the Clinton Foundation; Nonprofits Need Representation; and more!